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09-08-2009, 04:00 AM

I've tried everything to reconcile my collected data with an all-encompassing equation. Along my travels, I've learned that Millenium City lasers are really top-quality, bypassing defenses like nothing; that dodging and blocking really sucks to take into account; that Defiance sucks for testing; and that finding the answer to this puzzle is not a simple task.

So far, I've eliminated the following:

D = (M - C) / (1 + R)

D = M / (1 + R) - C

Where D is damage taken, M is full damage amount, C is damage reduction and R is damage resistance.

I've also tried using multiplicative and additive resistance values. Additive works best, it seems. What's amusing is that contrary to the wording of Invulnerability, the damage reduction almost certainly takes place after the damage resistance. The absolute closest I have to reconciliation is the following:

D = M / (1 + 2R) - C

Why 2R? I have no clue. Like I said, it doesn't reconcile with all enemies. Perhaps the real equation is messed up and players are doubling up on resistance to some enemies. Or, perhaps there is a base amount of resistance that happens to be this high.

Therefore, I put the question to you: what is the equation for damage taken?

So far, I've eliminated the following:

D = (M - C) / (1 + R)

D = M / (1 + R) - C

Where D is damage taken, M is full damage amount, C is damage reduction and R is damage resistance.

I've also tried using multiplicative and additive resistance values. Additive works best, it seems. What's amusing is that contrary to the wording of Invulnerability, the damage reduction almost certainly takes place after the damage resistance. The absolute closest I have to reconciliation is the following:

D = M / (1 + 2R) - C

Why 2R? I have no clue. Like I said, it doesn't reconcile with all enemies. Perhaps the real equation is messed up and players are doubling up on resistance to some enemies. Or, perhaps there is a base amount of resistance that happens to be this high.

Therefore, I put the question to you: what is the equation for damage taken?